This is a discussion on Church Carry within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by adric22 That is not true. The law was changed a couple of years ago in Texas and now it is legal to ...
I live in Texas... it is legal for me to carry as i will in about 8 1/2 hours when i go to church
Believe you can't carry in churches in Virginia, FWIW, but--IIRC--only during worship services. Bingo night is all right, I guess. (Better check the law yourself, though, of course.)
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I am a member of the Episcopal Church in West Virginia. As far as I know, there are no regulations against concealed carry into the Church. The wife and I pretty much do it all the time. Several of our members from OH and KY also have carry permits and I suspect they do from time to time. Kind of the "don't ask, don't tell" thing.
I do it especially when I get the offering ready for deposit. Our Church office is located in another building and you have to walk to it with the monies from the Collection Plate. That makes you a target for the local rif-raff that wanders about our neighborhood. Nowadays the area around our church is rampant with that sort of activity. We even had the police arrest a drug dealer plying his trade on our parking lot. So it's no wonder some of us carry when we go to Church.
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Actually, you can carry in Texas churches AS LONG AS they are not posting the 30.06 sign. It is wierd wording in the law....they give a list of PROHIBITED places, then follow up with a list of places that must post the proper signage in order for it to be prohibited, like a place of worship. ( I am guessing this was because some of these places, such as a place of worship, are flat prohibited in other states). Section 46.035(b)(6) prohibits carry by a licesnse holder in a place of worship...however, Section 46.035(i) it states "Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (c) do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06."
Sorry, I too was verifying my intel before responding. Looks like the cat has already been skinned.
I carry everywhere I can, and that includes church. does anybody in the church know...I have no idea, I have not said anything, however anytime there is a need for security (or to carry heavy things) I always get called. If i am not mistaken there was a shooting in a church in Fl not too long ago.
You can carry in MO in a church and it is only trespass if they ask you to leave. Only a few people know I carry despite my involvement with "security" mainly b/c there are some antis in the church. Howeer, one of the trustees asked my wife if she knew if I planned to carry my sidearm to a recent event because he had "concerns". She said she would ask him. Since I never told him, I suspect he saw some of the targets I posted on my FB account. Anyhow, they just elected me a trustee and according to the statute, trustees can give permission.
Yes there was a shooting in a Florida church about 6 weeks ago. I have been carrying in church before that, and definitely since. I carry everywhere I go, as long it is allowed.